The Nigerian Army commenced airstrikes today in one of Boko Haram’s major strongholds, Sambisa forest. The defence Headquarters also confirmed the presence of ground troops for the planned raid of Sambisa forest.
The Director of Defense Information, Maj. General Chris Olukolade said that; “A concerted air campaign by the Nigerian Air Force is on-going in furtherance of the mission to clear terrorists from all their enclaves.
“The air strikes, which today targeted the training camps and logistics dumps of the terrorists in Sambisa forests and parts of Gwoza, have been highly successful as it achieved the aims with required precision.
“The death of a large number of terrorists has been recorded while many others are also scampering all over the forest and out of the struck bases.
“Details of casualty will be determined in subsequent phases of the operation.”
Sambisa forest was once speculated to be the location of the over 200 girls kidnapped by the terrorist group last year.